London: Google has revamped its search engine in an attempt to offer users more relevant, direct and meaningful answers to their queries.
The company has introduced a new function, called the Knowledge Graph, to make the site's algorithms act ‘more human’.
Google's senior vice president of engineering Amit Singhal explained the new feature, saying that until now, the search engine was only able match keywords, rather than understand context, The BBC reports.
According to the report, the feature will at first be available to US-based users, but will be rolled out globally in due course.
Google said the Knowledge Graph has been programmed to use around 3.5 billion different attributes to organise results, meaning it can now group results according to those various alternative interpretations.
For some searches, such as on famous people, Google will automatically pull up a summary box with key information on that topic.
First Published: Thursday, May 17, 2012, 14:14